Shown below are fees for copyright registration, recordation, and other services. Note that there is now a lower filing fee for online registration of basic claims through the electronic Copyright Office.

Effective May 1, 2014, some fees will change based on regulations issued by the
Copyright Office (read more).

Registration, Recordation, and Other Services

Effective
Aug 1, 2009

Online registration of a basic claim in an original work of authorship (electronic filing) $35
Registration of a basic claim in an original work of authorship on Forms PA, SR, TX, VA, SE (paper filing) $65
Registration of a claim in a group of contributions to periodicals  (Form GR/CP), or database updates (paper filing) $65
Registration of a group of published photographs (Form GR/PPh/CON) (paper filing) $65

Registration of renewal claim (Form RE) without addendum (paper filing)
   Addendum to Form RE (paper filing)

$115
$220
Registration of a claim in a group of serial issues (Form SE/Group, per issue, minimum 2 issues) (paper filing) $25
Registration of a claim in a group of daily newspapers or newsletters (Form G⁄DN) (paper filing) $80
Registration of a claim in a restored copyright (Form GATT) (paper filing) $65
Supplementary registration to amend a completed registration
(Form CA) (paper filing)
$100
Registration of a claim in a vessel hull (Form D⁄VH) (paper filing) $220
Registration of a correction or amplification to a vessel hull design registration (Form DC) $100
Preregistration of certain unpublished works $115
Additional certificate of registration $35
Certification of Copyright Office records $165
Search report prepared from official records (per hour) (minimum: 2 hours)
   Estimate of search fee
$165
$115

Location and retrieval of nonelectronic Copyright Office materials or records (per hour)

Locating or retrieving electronic records (per quarter hr [with 1/2 hr minimum]) (e.g., $82.50 up to 1/2 hr, plus $41.25 for each subsequent 1/4 hr)

$165

 

$41.25

Recordation of a document (single title)
   Additional titles (per group of 10 or fewer titles)

$105
$30

Issuance of a receipt for a sec 407 deposit $30

Online service provider designation (Recordation of an Interim Designation of Agent to Receive Notification of Claimed Infringement under sec 512(c)(2))
    Alternative names, including websites (per group of 10 or fewer)

$105

$30

Registration of a claim in a mask work (Form MW) (paper filing)

$105

Registration of a claim in a vessel hull (Form D⁄VH) (paper filing) $220

 

Special Services

Special handling for registration of qualified copyright claims

Fee to expedite processing of qualified claims

   Special handling fee (per claim)
   Additional fee for each (non-special-handling) claim using the same deposit

 

 

$760
$50

Special handling fee for recordation of a document $480
Expedited search report (per hour) (minimum 2 hours) $445
Expedited certification and copying services (surcharge, per hour) $265

Requests for reconsideration:

For claims previously refused registration

First request
Additional claim in related group (each)
Second request
Additional claim in related group (each)

 

 

$250
$25 $500 $25

Secure test processing charge (per hour) $165

Copying of Copyright Office Records by staff:

Photocopy (b&w, 8 1/2"x11") (per page, minimum $12)
Photocopy (b&w, 11"x17") (per page, minimum $12)
Photocopy (color, 8 1/2"x11") (per page, minimum $12)
Photocopy (color, 11"x17") (per page, minimum $12)
Photograph (Polaroid)
Photograph (digital)
Slide
Audiocassette (first 30 minutes)
Additional 15-minute increments
Videocassette (first 30 minutes)
Additional 15-minute increments
CD or DVD
Zip or floppy disk

 

$0.50
$1
$2
$4
$15
$45
$3
$75
$20
$75
$25
$100
$ 100

Full-term retention of a published deposit $470
Notice to libraries and archives
   Each additional title
$50
$20
FedEx Service $40
Delivery of documents by facsimile (per page, 7 page maximum) $1
Service charge for deposit account overdraft $165
Service charge for dishonored deposit account replenishment check $85
Service charge for an uncollectible or non-negotiable check $25

 

Licensing Service Fees, effective August 1, 2009

Statement of account amendment (cable television systems, satellite carriers and digital audio recording devices or media, 17 USC 111, 119, and 1003)

$100
Recordation of a notice of intention to make and distribute phonorecords (17 USC 115) for first title. $60
  for additional titles (per group of 10) $20
Recordation of license agreement for the use of certain works in connection with noncommercial broadcasting under 17 USC 118 $140
Recordation of certain contracts by cable television systems located outside the 48 contiguous states $50
Notice of use of sound recordings under statutory license (17 USC 112 and 114) $25
Amendment of 17 USC 112 and 114 notice $25
Photocopy made by staff (b&w) (per page, minimum $12) $0.50
Search report, per hour $165
Certification of search report $165
Licensing Filing Fees, effective January 1, 2014
Cable statement of account SA1 form $15
Cable statement of account SA2 form $20
Cable statement of account SA3 form $725
Satellite statement of account $725

Note: Pursuant to the Satellite Television Extension and Localism Act of 2010 (STELA), which granted authority to the Copyright Office to establish fees for the filing of statements of account under the sections 111, 119, and 122 statutory licenses, effective January 1, 2014, the Office will assess a filing fee for all statements of account filed for current, past, and future accounting periods. For more information, see the Federal Register, November 29, 2013 (78 FR 71498).

For further information on current fees, call the Copyright Public Information Office at (202) 707-3000, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00p.m. eastern time, Monday through Friday, except federal holidays. See also Circular 4, Copyright Office Fees or, contact the Licensing Division at licensing@loc.gov.

Or, you may write for information to:

Library of Congress
Copyright Office
101 Independence Avenue, S.E.
Washington, D.C. 20559-6000